An acorn squash was used for this recipe, but you can use any type of winter squash. Squash is high in vitamin A, complex carbohydrates, and an array of minerals, including potassium and magnesium. Winter squashes are sweet and warming, and influence the spleen, stomach, liver, and large intestines. In addition, winter squashes are excellent Qi tonics. The recipe was provided by Victoria Yunez Behm, nutrition graduate student at MUIH who will be an intern in the nutrition clinic of our Natural Care Center beginning in February 2013.Read more
When I think of some of my favorite wintertime herbs, I am drawn to warming, moving, and nurturing plants that help provide balance to the colder, more sluggish and stark energies of winter. As a believer in food as our primary medicine, I have chosen herbs that can all be added to one’s meals or sipped on as an enjoyable tea—bringing our medicine into our daily lives with ease.Read more
This winter salad will satisfy your need for something fresh and light, while keeping the body warm. Using collard greens as the basis for this salad gives us just enough heartiness to ward off the cold days of winter. This recipe is from chef, author, and TV host Christina Pirello, who is also on the faculty of MUIH’s Nutrition and Integrative Health program.Read more
Gluten-free and high in healthy omega 3 fatty acids, this recipe is provided by Sharon Chan, RD, LDN, a graduate nutrition student intern in our on-campus Natural Care Center. Learn more about our academic programs in Nutrition and Integrative Health.Read more
Sweet potatoes are packed with valuable nutrients, including carotene, manganese, copper, biotin, and vitamins C, B6, B5, and B2. And don’t forget about the fiber! One cup of sweet potatoes has 7 grams of fiber. Sweet potatoes also help boost antioxidants in the body to gobble up free radicals. To top it off, these yummy veggies can help stabilize blood sugar levels.Read more
Oats are unique because they don’t lose their bran and germ during processing, thereby retaining important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients such as dietary fiber. Fiber works as a binding agent and sticks to cholesterol in the small intestine, preventing it from being absorbed into the body. In addition, oats also contain phenols that work synergistically with antioxidants and can protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation.Read more
We are pleased to announce that on Friday, May 31, we officially will be a tobacco-free campus! This date has been purposefully chosen to coincide with World No Tobacco Day, a 24-hour abstinence from tobacco created by the World Health Organization in 1987 and celebrated annually around the globe.Read more
Maryland University of Integrative Health to launch online learning September 2013. Our goal is to prepare the future leaders and advocates for integrative health. We believe that our online learning experience will create the opportunities and connections necessary to reach that goal, while retaining the core teaching principles of MUIH.
If you are a serious yoga enthusiast or yoga teacher, this new program could be just what you’ve been waiting for! We’re very excited to announce the launch of our Master of Science in Yoga Therapy, one of the nation’s first graduate degrees in this rapidly growing field, now enrolling for September 2013.